The Yimkhiung Tribal Council (YTC) intensified its demand for upgrading Shamator sub-division in Tuensang district of Nagaland into a full-fledged district.
2021: Fourteen civilians, including six daily wagers working at a coal mine, were shot dead in a series of firings by security forces in Nagaland’s Mon district on December 4 in a botched anti-militancy operation, triggering a nationwide outrage.
The killing of 14 civilians by security forces in Mon district brought a disconsolate 2021 to a close for Nagaland, with the shared aspiration of its people for an early solution to the decades-old political issue remaining a distant dream.
Nagaland: The Centre has reconsidered its latest extension of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) by six months in the state, amidst the row over the killing of 14 civilians by the security forces in the state.
The Centre on Thursday declared the entire Nagaland as a "disturbed area" for six more months with effect from December 30 under the AFSPA while terming the state's condition "disturbed and dangerous".
The committee has been set up three days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Assam Neiphiu Rio and Himanta Biswa Sarma respectively.
Fourteen civilians were killed by security forces in firing incidents in Mon district earlier this month, triggering demands in Nagaland to withdraw AFSPA from the northeastern state.
Six coal miners were shot dead by security forces in an ambush in Nagaland's Oting on December 4 as they returned from Tiru where they worked. Seven more people were killed and many more got injured in the second round of firing that night.
AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) has been again in focus after Mon incident, following which the chorus has grown for its repeal in the Northeast India.
In Nagaland's Oting, the graves of the 13 men who were killed on December 4, bear the stories of their lives.
‘Sometimes’ was the first poem Emisenla Jamir read during the poetry session of the Nagaland Literature Festival, held a day before the Oting killings, in which an army unit gunned down 14 civilians.
Expressing his condolences to the Konyak community, to which the civilians belonged, the chief minister appealed them to maintain peace.
At present, AFSPA is in force in Nagaland, Assam and parts of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast. Jammu and Kashmir has a similar law called Armed Forces (Jammu & Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990.
Fourteen civilians were killed in related incidents of firing in the restive state of Nagaland on Saturday and Sunday.
The Nagaland incident has highlighted several flaws in the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), so much so that calls for repeal of this act are being made again. What went wrong? We explain.
Nagaland ambush: It may be time for India to uphold human dignity, take a hard look at some of its regressive laws like AFSPA which includes Special Laws that authorises detention without trial.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday demanded the repeal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 from the state, where 14 civilians were killed by security forces in Mon district in an anti-insurgency operation fiasco and said the state too has special powers.
Nagaland firing: Security forces opened fire on civilians killing 14 and injuring 11 more in Mon district in three consecutive episodes.
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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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